Vehicle Sales Apprenticeship Palmers

An exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work as part of a sales team where the apprentice will become fluent in selling techniques and learn Ford vehicle product knowledge, giving customers a professional, informed service.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm (40 hours)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    12 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001228759

  • Positions

    1 available

The Vehicles Sales Apprenticeship is an exciting opportunity to for apprentices to work within a modern dealership as part of a thriving sales team covering all areas of the sales environment.

The Apprenticeship Programme will develop initially the Apprentice’s vehicle sales product knowledge, giving customers a professional, informed service. The apprentice will become fluent in selling techniques, finance and vehicle appraisal systems through dedicated training on a one-to-one basis, delivered ‘in-house’ reducing the time spent out of the dealership.

The Apprentice will undertake specific modules ensuring each customer receives a quality, professional purchasing experience leading to increased customer retention.

The main duties on a daily basis will be:

  • Talking to customers face to face
  • Supporting the senior sales executive with all aspects of their role
  • Working towards targets

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Full training to be provided, no skills required

Personal qualities

A keen interest in the vehicle and sales industry with good communication skills both verbal and written, learn must be very motivated and target driven.

Qualifications required

Minimum of 3 GCSE’s or equivalent (A-D in English and Maths required).

Future prospects

A full time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of authority. The opportunities are endless. By having a highly regarded set of skills, apprentices can go on to develop their career within any other areas of commerce they may be interested in.

About the employer

Palmers Motor Company is a company with almost 20 years’ experience in the motor industry. Palmers Motor Company is proud to be a privately-owned company operating from 4 locations across Watford and Hemel Hempstead. We now represent 7 vehicle manufacturers – Peugeot, Citroen, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Chrysler and Triumph.

Palmers showrooms are all fully equipped to assist customers at every stage of their vehicle ownership – from buying and maintaining a car, right through to selling or replacing it. We aim to deliver an outstanding customer experience at every one of our retail centres and to support this all of our centres has specialist, manufacturer trained staff to ensure you and your car receive the best possible attention at all times. Every dealership sells both new and used cars, and also offers servicing and MOT work, accident repairs and vehicle safety checks. We also operate two dedicated service express centres centres - one in Watford, the other in Hemel Hempstead.

Palmers offer a wide choice of used cars for sale with its used car centre, with everything from cost-effective city cars and the very latest in carbon-neutral electric technology, to luxury sports coupes and rugged off-roaders.

We believe our success at Palmers is built upon our values and customer service and we aim to ensure that this is reflected in every deal.

Employer

Palmers

Address

24 Greenhill Crescent

Watford

WD18 8XN

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Training provider

Apprentices will be working and will be trained within the dealership. An advisor will visit at least every 4-6 weeks as part of a close support network to ensure that Apprentices are both enjoying and succeeding in their course. An Apprentice’s training includes:

  • Industry recognised framework qualification.
  • Functional Skills (ICT, English and Maths)
  • NVQ Level 2 and/or Level 3
  • Vocational related qualification (technical certificate)

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Sales

Training provider

SKILLNET LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skillnet

Contact

Alice Regan 01923 216165 alice.regan@skillnet.org.uk


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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017